Bicheno 2017

Posted by VP for VC on 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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The theme this year was “Penguins”

After checking into their rooms, those staying the weekend received a goodies bag. It was free time for the afternoon, followed by dinner in the conference room. Dean entertained with a chat about his recent trip to Japan, and showd some of the items he had woven. Then a show and tell of items made from the Guild's 3rd publication, "Textile Journeys".

On Saturday there was a number of workshops and the ladies from Launceston worked up a fibre sandwich. A Dyeing workshop was very popular, as was the Needle Felting workshop. Dean demonstrated how to put together a Saori jacket, from fabric Kimbra had woven. A stunning result.

That evening everyone wore their black and white outfit and to go with it, the bow tie from the 'bow tie challenge' from their Goodies Bag. Everyone got iinto the fun and we even had one full penguin suit! Many people brought their penguin toys and items. Even penguins painted on fingernails! This dinner was followed by the "Show & Tell Parade". The items were amazing!

Sunday had well attended workshops and a few day visitors. The Yarn Store was appreciated by everyone, stashes were added to with gay abandon! 

The weekend was enjoyed by all and ended with a farewell lunch.

The venue has been re-booked for 2018, the 14th - 16th of September! See you there?

What Was Taken for a good time in Bicheno?

  1. Your wheel and or loom, current project or whatever you like to do.
  2. A basic sewing kit.
  3. Show and Tell item of your favourite masterpiece you have made since the last Bicheno.
  4. A special Show and Tell of something you have made from the Guild’s Book “Textile Journeys”.
  5. We will be doing a ‘Fibre Sandwich’ so bring 100g of clean tops.
  6. A black and white outfit for dinner Saturday night. Doesn’t have to be fancy – just Black and White.
  7. A torch can be very handy of an evening going back to your room.

Since Bicheno 2016 our dear friend Gemma was tragically killed in a car accident. We would like to set up a little memorial area for her and so for those who would like to please make a smallish square (knitted, felted, woven,) from a Gem coloured wool (as in gold, ruby, turquoise etc.). These squares will then be joined and presented to her family.

Viv Crawford, 35 Stirling Ave., Blackmans Bay Tas., 7052. Queries can also be emailed to: